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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(1): e18613, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31895814

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Postoperative fever in pediatric patients following reconstructive hip surgery is of unknown significance. This study identifies the prevalence of postoperative fever after corrective hip surgery, its relationship to infection, and whether preventative use of anti-pyretics affects patient outcomes.Overall, 222 patients who underwent a varus derotational osteotomy (VDRO) between 11/1/2004 to 8/1/2014 with minimum 6 months follow up were retrospectively identified. Variables included diagnosis, inpatient stay, daily maximum temperature, duration of fever, fever workup, and administration of scheduled anti-pyretics. Fever was defined as temperature ≥38°C.In total, 123/222 (55.4%) and 70/222 (31.5%) had postoperative fevers of ≥38°C and ≥38.5°C, respectively. Average inpatient stay was 2.7 days postoperatively. Temperature (mean = 38.0°C) was greatest on postoperative day 1 (POD1), and 43.7% of patients had T ≥38°C on POD1. Anti-pyretics did not influence the duration of fever. Anti-pyretics on the day of surgery (POD0) did not influence the incidence of fever. Acetaminophen on POD0 significantly reduced likelihood of fever on POD1 (P = .02). Average length of fevers ≥38°C and 38.5°C were 8.4 and 4.2 hours, respectively. 3/18 (16.7%) fever workups administered were positive. Postoperative fever did not predict infection. 9/222 (4/1%) patients had postoperative infection - 5/123 (4.1%) with fever ≥38°C and 4/70 (5.7%) with fever ≥38.5°C. Rates of infection in patients with and without fevers were not significantly different (P = .97 for T ≥38°C and P = .38, for T ≥38.5°C).Though common, postoperative fever does not increase risk of infection. The low prevalence of positive cultures indicates routine fever workups can safely be avoided in most patients.Level of Evidence: III, retrospective comparative study.


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Coxa Vara/cirurgia , Febre/etiologia , Osteotomia/efeitos adversos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/etiologia , Criança , Febre/epidemiologia , Humanos , Los Angeles/epidemiologia , Osteotomia/estatística & dados numéricos , Complicações Pós-Operatórias/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(2): e18727, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31914089

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The current study aimed to analyze the clinical characteristics of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) and to explore the risk factors of critical patients. From 2016 to 2018, we collected the hospitalized diagnosed cases with SFTS in Jinan infectious disease hospital of Shandong University and analyzed by the descriptive epidemiological method. According to the prognosis, they were divided into general group and severe group. The epidemiological characteristics, clinical features, and laboratory indexes of these 2 groups of patients were compared and analyzed at the first visit. The risk factors related to the severity of the disease were analyzed by univariate Logistic regression. In total, 189 cases of SFTS were treated during the period and 33 deaths occurred in the severe group, with the fatality rate of 17.46%. The patients' age (χ = 8.864, P < .01), ALT (Z = -2.304, P = .03), AST (Z = -3.361, P < .01), GLU (t = -4.115, P < .01), CK (Z = -3.964, P < .01), CK-MB (Z = -2.225, P = .03), LDH (Z = -3.655, P < .01), α-HBDH (Z = -2.040, P = .04), APTT (t = -3.355, P < .01), BUN (Z = -2.040, P = .04), Cr (Z = -3.071, P = .01), and D-dimer (Z = -2.026, P = .04) in the severe group were higher than that in the normal group, but the blood platelet (PLT) counts were significantly lower (Z = -2.778, P < .01) than that in the normal group. With the neuropsychiatric symptoms (OR = 24.083, 95% CI = 6.064-95.642), skin bleeding point (OR = 30.000, 95% CI = 6.936-129.764), multiple organ dysfunction (OR = 34.048, 95% CI = 7.740-149.782), past medical history (OR = 3.792, 95% CI = 1.284-11.200), and fasting glucose elevation (OR = 1.359, 95% CI = 1.106-1.668) could predict the severity of the SFTS. In summary, the abnormality of the laboratory index, the special clinical manifestations, and the past medical history of SFTS patients were the important basis for judging the patient's serious condition.


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Febre/epidemiologia , Febre/fisiopatologia , Trombocitopenia/epidemiologia , Trombocitopenia/fisiopatologia , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Glicemia , Comorbidade , Feminino , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Insuficiência de Múltiplos Órgãos/epidemiologia , Contagem de Plaquetas , Prognóstico , Fatores de Risco , Estações do Ano , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Trombocitopenia/mortalidade , Adulto Jovem
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Orv Hetil ; 161(3): 103-109, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Húngaro | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31928060

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Introduction: Autologous hemopoietic stem cell transplantation remains a promising therapy in certain malignant and non-malignant conditions. The procedure, however, will increase the risk of complications, most notably early and late infections. Aim: To analyze the frequency and spectrum of pathogens in early (<+100 days) post-transplant infections and to evaluate risk factors for mortality. Method: Prospectively collected data from 699 patients undergoing autologous hemopoietic stem cell transplantation between 2007 and 2014 at our center were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed. Results: The median age of 699 patients was 56 (interquartile range: 43-62) years, 54% (376) were male. 25 patients have been transferred to other centers and 19 patients were lost to follow up. Neutropenic fever occurred in 69.8% (488) of patients. In addition, 102 infectious episodes in 96 patients were identified. Most commonly bacteremia occurred (49 episodes) with a median onset of 7 (5-11) days. The majority (33/49) of bacteremias have been observed during the pre-engraftment period. Their incidence proved to be higher in patients with malignant lymphoma compared to individuals with plasma cell disorders (p = 0.0005, OR: 2.41, 95% CI: 1.49-3.99). 12 episodes of viral infections and 8 cases of proven or probable invasive mycoses have been identified. Among the 655 patients with complete follow up, 16 in-hospital deaths (2.4%) occurred, 8 of them were associated with infections. Survival was adversely affected by early infections (p = 0.0001). Conclusion: In autologous stem cell transplantation, microbiologically unconfirmed neutropenic fever is common. Documented early bacteremia, however, is infrequent. Lymphoma patients have a significantly higher chance to develop bloodstream infections compared to individuals with plasma cell disorders. Early infections decrease the chance of survival; thus, an effective prophylaxis and therapy remains of paramount importance. Orv Hetil. 2020; 161(3): 103-109.


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Infecções Bacterianas/epidemiologia , Infecções Bacterianas/microbiologia , Febre/etiologia , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/efeitos adversos , Neutropenia/microbiologia , Transplante Autólogo/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Infecções Bacterianas/mortalidade , Febre/epidemiologia , Humanos , Hungria/epidemiologia , Linfoma , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neutropenia/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Afr J Reprod Health ; 23(3): 30-41, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31782629

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Maternal mortality is attracting attention worldwide, but maternal health problems after delivery have received less attention. Most studies focus on prenatal maternal health problems. We aimed to identify factors associated with postpartum health problems among married women of reproductive age in Democratic Republic of the Congo. We employed a cross-sectional study design and randomly enrolled 700 married women of reproductive age in Kenge city. Data collection instrument was developed using the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. T-test, chi-square test, and binary logistic regression analysis were performed using the SPSS version 24.0. Significant risk factors associated with postpartum health problems were initial postnatal care period; within 24 hours (Odds Ratio [OR]=2.197, 95% confidence interval [CI]: [1.156-4.174], p=.016); within 7 days (OR=1.972, 95% CI: [1.102-3.528, p=.022]; within 14 days (OR=2.124, 95% CI: [1.082-4.172], p=.029) among reproductive health and health service utilization characteristics. Health education by RECO (Relais Cmunataure) was associated with postpartum health problems including PCIME (Prise en Charge Integree des Maladies de l'Enfant; OR=1.845, 95% CI: [1.038- 3.282], p=.037); hand washing (OR=1.897, 95% CI: [1.060-3.396], p=.031); malaria (OR=2.003, 95% CI: [1.192-3.366], p=.009) among Maternal and Child Health intervention characteristics. In conclusion, it is necessary to develop and promote health policies and educational programs focusing on PNC service within 24 hours, PNC services within 7 days, PCIME, hand washing, prevention of malaria.


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Serviços de Saúde Materna/estatística & dados numéricos , Cuidado Pós-Natal/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Estudos Transversais , República Democrática do Congo/epidemiologia , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Pesquisas sobre Serviços de Saúde , Humanos , Malária/epidemiologia , Casamento , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hemorragia Pós-Parto/epidemiologia , Período Pós-Parto , Gravidez , Cuidado Pré-Natal/estatística & dados numéricos , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 236, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31692655

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Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a challenging problem in developing countries due to late presentation of its victims to health care facilities. Data on the pattern of AKI, its outcome and factors associated with its recovery is scanty in developing countries therefore impeding AKI management. Aim: to study AKI recovery rate and its associated factors. Methods: An observational study conducted from September 2013 to June 2014 at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). Participants were adults, admitted with AKI at KBTH. Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria was used to diagnose and stage AKI. Results: Mean age (SD) of the participants was 41.9 (± 19.2) years. About a third of the patients (34.6%) were less than 29 years with 30-39 years and 40-60 years constituting 23.0% and 23.6% respectively. Females were in the majority (56.0%). AKI stages I, II and III accounted for 11.0%, 6.8% and 70.7% respectively. Majority, 82.2% of the patients recovered their kidney function. Stage III AKI was significantly associated with decreasing odds of recovery [OR = 0.4, 95%CI = 0.4-2.6, p = 0.002]. In addition, normal blood sodium was associated with recovery from AKI [OR, 95%CI = 2.3, (1.1-5.3), p = 0.043]. Almost half (45.5%) presented with fever whereas 32.5% and 22.5% presented with peripheral oedema and pulmonary oedema respectively. Conclusion: The study demonstrated high kidney function recovery following AKI. Dominant clinical features were fever, peripheral and pulmonary oedema. Advanced stage was associated with poor recovery whereas normal serum sodium level improves kidney function recovery.


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Lesão Renal Aguda/fisiopatologia , Edema/epidemiologia , Febre/epidemiologia , Edema Pulmonar/epidemiologia , Lesão Renal Aguda/diagnóstico , Adulto , Edema/etiologia , Feminino , Febre/etiologia , Gana , Humanos , Testes de Função Renal , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Prospectivos , Edema Pulmonar/etiologia , Recuperação de Função Fisiológica , Sódio/sangue , Centros de Atenção Terciária , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 871, 2019 Oct 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31640591

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BACKGROUND: On 7th June, 2018, a primary school in Beijing, China notified Shunyi CDC of an outbreak of acute respiratory disease characterized by fever and cough among students and resulting in nine hospitalization cases during the preceding 2 weeks. We started an investigation to identify the etiologic agent, find additional cases, develop and implement control measures. METHODS: We defined probable cases as students, teachers and other staffs in the school developed fever (T ≥ 37.5 °C) with cough or sore throat; or a diagnosis of pneumonia during May 1-June 31, 2018. Confirmed cases were probable cases with Mycoplasma pneumoniae detected in oropharyngeal (OP) swabs by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). We searched case by reviewing school absenteeism records and interviewing students, teachers and staff in this school. Oropharyngeal swabs were collected from symptomatic students. Two qPCR) assay, a duplex qPCR assay, and sequencing were performed to determine the pathogen, genotype and macrolide resistance at the gene level, respectively. RESULTS: From May 1st to June 31st, 2018, we identified 55 cases (36 probable and 19 confirmed), of whom 25 (45%) were hospitalized for complications. All cases were students, none of the teachers and other staffs in the school were with similar symptoms. The attack rate (AR) was 3.9% (55/1398) for all students. The cases were mainly male (58%), with an age range of 7-8 years (median: 7 years). 72% (18/25) of inpatients had radiograph findings consistent with pneumonia, and some cases were hospitalized for up to 4 weeks. Pathogen detection results indicated that Mycoplasma pneumonia (M. pneumoniae) P1 type 1 was the causative agent in this outbreak, and the strain harbored one point mutation of A to G at position 2063. CONCLUSIONS: The infections by macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae are not always mild and pneumonia was common and M. pneumoniae could causes serious complications which require long-term hospitalization. In the future infectious disease prevention and control practice, M. pneumoniae should be paid more attention. It is necessary to establish and improve the pathogen and drug resistance surveillance system in order to prevent and control such mutated strains of M. pneumoniae from causing future outbreaks or epidemics in China.


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Antibacterianos/uso terapêutico , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Macrolídeos/uso terapêutico , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/efeitos dos fármacos , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/epidemiologia , Pequim/epidemiologia , Criança , Tosse/epidemiologia , Surtos de Doenças , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Febre/microbiologia , Genótipo , Humanos , Masculino , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/genética , Mycoplasma pneumoniae/patogenicidade , Faringite/epidemiologia , Pneumonia por Mycoplasma/complicações , Mutação Puntual , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Instituições Acadêmicas , Estudantes
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Afr Health Sci ; 19(2): 1910-1923, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31656474

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Background: There is a high prevalence of paediatric emergency cases in less developed countries. However, prolonged hospital stay at emergency units may further overstretch the facilities. Objective: To assess the patterns of presentations, services offered and predictors of a prolonged stay at the Children Emergency Room of a tertiary hospital in Southern Nigeria. Methods: This prospective cross-sectional, study was conducted at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria from 1st January-31st December 2014. Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of consecutively recruited children (n=633) were recorded in a proforma. Binary logistic regression was conducted to determine predictors of prolonged stay (>72 hours). Result: The median age of participants was 2 (1 - 4.6) years. Three-fifths of children were admitted at off-hours and the commonest symptom was fever (73.9%). About 16.4% (95%CI:13.6% - 19.4%, n= 103/633) of the children had prolonged stay while those with sepsis had the longest mean stay (65.5±72.1 hours). Children admitted on account of Sickle cell disease (OR:11.2, 95%CI:1.3-95.1, P-value = 0.03), Malaria (OR:10.7, 95%CI:1.4-82.5, P-value = 0.02) or sepsis (OR:10.5, 95%CI:1.3 - 82.7, P-value = 0.03) had higher odds of prolonged hospital stay. There was no significant difference in hospital stay among children admitted by the consultant as compared to other health personnel (P-value = 0.08). Conclusion: Prevention and proper management of Sickle cell disease and malaria reduces paediatric hospital stay in our environment. Paediatric emergency medicine should be re-organized to cater for high volume of off-hour admissions.


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Emergências/epidemiologia , Hospitais de Ensino/estatística & dados numéricos , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Admissão do Paciente/estatística & dados numéricos , Anemia Falciforme/epidemiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Mortalidade Hospitalar , Humanos , Lactente , Malária/epidemiologia , Masculino , Nigéria/epidemiologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Sepse/epidemiologia , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Fatores de Tempo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(40): e17269, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577718

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This study examined the characteristics of norovirus (NoV) gastroenteritis associated with convulsions in children and its molecular epidemiology. From July 2006 through December 2015, NoV infection was confirmed by the genome detection using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Viral genotyping with strain validation was achieved using sequence analyses with Basic Local Alignment Search Tool genome identification. The patients' clinical features were assessed retrospectively, focusing on convulsive disorders. The diagnosis of encephalitis followed the International Encephalitis Consortium. Seizures occurred in 52 (20.9%) of 249 NoV infections. GII.4 Den_Haag_2006b (n = 22, 42.3%) and GII.4 Sydney 2012 (n = 10, 19.2%) were major variants correlated with convulsions. Patient with convulsions tend to have GII.4 genotype infection (P < .001), short vomiting (≤2 days) (P < .001), and no fever (P = .002). Compared to GII.4 Den_Haag_2006b, the GII.4 Sydney 2012-associated convulsions had similar manifestations except without significant winter preponderance (P = .049). The NoV infection with convulsions had less febrile course, specific genotype (GII.4) infections, and with shorter symptom of vomiting. Continuous surveillance is important for uncommon disease associated with emerging NoV strain infections. The prevention of NoV diseases requires the development of vaccines targeting highly virulent variants.


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Infecções por Caliciviridae/epidemiologia , Infecções por Caliciviridae/genética , Gastroenterite/epidemiologia , Convulsões/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Encefalite/epidemiologia , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Gastroenterite/virologia , Genótipo , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , Epidemiologia Molecular , RNA Viral/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Estações do Ano , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Taiwan/epidemiologia
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 186, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31565146

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Introduction: Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a leading cause of mortality in children in developing countries. Management of AGE consumes medical resources, including antibiotics and intra-venous fluids, but factors affecting resource utilization in the management of AGE are under-studied. We hope to identify clinical predictors of resource utilization in AGE. Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients 1-60 months of age admitted to a tertiary hospital in Northern Ghana between January 2013 and December 2014 with an admitting diagnosis of AGE. We collected data on patient demographics, presenting symptoms, and subsequent management. Our primary outcome was prolonged hospital length of stay, defined as >4 days. Secondary outcomes included other measures of resource utilization, such as use of antibiotics, antimalarials and intravenous fluids. Demographic and clinical characteristics were compared between groups with Pearson chi square test for categorical variables and ANOVA for continuous variables. Multivariable logistic regression modeling for each outcome included all variables found to be significant in the bivariate analysis. Results: We reviewed charts for 473 patients admitted for AGE during this timeframe. 264 (56%) were male, median age was 12 months. 448 (95%) received antibiotics, 396 (84%) received antimalarials and 365 (77.2%) received intravenous fluids. 167 (35.3%) had prolonged LOS >4 days. Following multiple logistic regression analysis, clinical features associated with prolonged LOS included fever duration (OR 2.87, 95% CI 2.28-3.61 per 1-day increase), mild (OR 2.39, 95% CI 1.12-5.08) or moderate (OR 3.13, 95% CI 1.57-6.21) dehydration (compared to none) and symptom duration (OR 1.13, 95% CI 1.01-1.27 per 1-day increase). Conclusion: Dehydration and duration of symptoms prior to presentation predict prolonged hospital LOS in young children with AGE in Northern Ghana.


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Desidratação/terapia , Gastroenterite/terapia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Aguda , Antibacterianos/administração & dosagem , Antimaláricos/administração & dosagem , Pré-Escolar , Desidratação/epidemiologia , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Hidratação/estatística & dados numéricos , Gana , Recursos em Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Lactente , Tempo de Internação/estatística & dados numéricos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Centros de Atenção Terciária
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Malar J ; 18(1): 331, 2019 Sep 27.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31558149

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BACKGROUND: Febrile children seen in malaria hypo-endemic settings, such as the Greater Accra region (GAR) of Ghana are more likely to be suffering from a non-malarial febrile illness compared to those seen in hyper-endemic settings. The need for prescribers to rely on malaria test results to guide treatment practices in the GAR is even greater. This study was designed to investigate the factors associated with inappropriate artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) prescription. METHODS: A survey was conducted in six health facilities in the region in 2015. Treatment practices for febrile outpatient department (OPD) patients were obtained from their records. Prescribers were interviewed and availability of malaria commodities were assessed. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients prescribed ACT inappropriately. Independent variables included patient age and access to care, prescriber factors (professional category, work experience, access to guidelines, exposure to training). Data were analysed using Stata at 95% CI (α-value of 0.05). Frequencies and means were used to describe the characteristics of patients and prescribers. To identify the predictors of inappropriate ACT prescription, regression analyses were performed accounting for clustering. RESULTS: Overall, 2519 febrile OPD records were analysed; 45.6% (n = 1149) were younger than 5 years. Only 40.0% of patients were tested. The proportion of patients who were prescribed ACT inappropriately was 76.4% (n = 791 of 1036). Of these 791 patients, 141 (17.8%) were prescribed anti-malarial injections. Patients seen in facilities with rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in stock were less likely to be prescribed ACT inappropriately, (AOR: 0.04, 95% CI 0.01-0.14, p < 0.001) compared to those seen in facilities with RDT stock-outs. Prescribers who had been trained on malaria case management within the past year were 4 times more likely to prescribe ACT inappropriately compared to those who had not been trained (AOR: 4.1; 95% CI (1.5-11.6); p < 0.01). Patients seen by prescribers who had been supervised were 8 times more likely to be  prescribed ACT inappropriately. CONCLUSION: Inappropriate ACT prescription to OPD febrile cases was high. Training and supervision of health workers appears not to be yielding the desired outcomes. Further research is needed to understand this observation.


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Antimaláricos/uso terapêutico , Artemisininas/uso terapêutico , Febre/tratamento farmacológico , Febre/parasitologia , Prescrição Inadequada/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Gana/epidemiologia , Pessoal de Saúde , Humanos , Lactente , Injeções , Malária/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pacientes Ambulatoriais , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(37): e17131, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517851

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Unexplained fever is one of the most common and difficult diagnostic problems faced daily by clinicians. This study evaluated the differences in health service utilization, health care expenditures, and quality of care provided to patients with unexplained fever before and after global budget (GB) implementation in Taiwan.The National Health Insurance Research Database was used for analyzing the health care expenditures and quality of care before and after implementation of the GB system. Patients diagnosed as having unexplained fever during 2000-2001 were recruited; their 2000-2001 and 2004-2005 data were considered baseline and postintervention data, respectively.Data of 259 patients with unexplained fever were analyzed. The mean lengths of stay (LOSs) before and after GB system implementation were 4.22 ±â€Š0.35 days and 5.29 ±â€Š0.70 days, respectively. The mean costs of different health care expenditures before and after implementation of the GB system were as follows: the mean diagnostic, drug, therapy, and total costs increased respectively from New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) 1440.05 ±â€ŠNT$97.43, NT$3249.90 ±â€ŠNT$1108.27, NT$421.03 ±â€ŠNT$100.03, and NT$13,866.77 ±â€ŠNT$2,114.95 before GB system implementation to NT$2224.34 ±â€ŠNT$238.36, NT$4272.31 ±â€ŠNT$1466.90, NT$2217.03 ±â€ŠNT$672.20, and NT$22,856.41 ±â€ŠNT$4,196.28 after implementation. The mean rates of revisiting the emergency department within 3 days and readmission within 14 days increased respectively from 10.5% ±â€Š2.7% and 8.3% ±â€Š2.4% before implementation to 6.3% ±â€Š2.2% and 4.0% ±â€Š1.7% after implementation.GB significantly increased LOS and incremental total costs for patients with unexplained fever; but improved the quality of care.


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Orçamentos , Febre/economia , Febre/terapia , Hospitalização/economia , Medicina Estatal/economia , Adolescente , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Febre/etiologia , Custos de Cuidados de Saúde , Humanos , Pacientes Internados , Masculino , Qualidade da Assistência à Saúde/economia , Fatores de Risco , Taiwan , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 13(9): e0007047, 2019 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487279

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BACKGROUND: Pathogens causing acute fever, with the exception of malaria, remain largely unidentified in sub-Saharan Africa, given the local unavailability of diagnostic tests and the broad differential diagnosis. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a cross-sectional study including outpatient acute undifferentiated fever in both children and adults, between November 2015 and June 2016 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Serological and molecular diagnostic tests for selected arboviral infections were performed on blood, including PCR, NS1-RDT, ELISA and IFA for acute, and ELISA and IFA for past infections. RESULTS: Investigation among 342 patients, aged 2 to 68 years (mean age of 21 years), with acute undifferentiated fever (having no clear focus of infection) revealed 19 (8.1%) acute dengue-caused by DENV-1 and/or DENV-2 -and 2 (0.9%) acute chikungunya infections. Furthermore, 30.2% and 26.4% of participants had been infected in the past with dengue and chikungunya, respectively. We found no evidence of acute Zika nor yellow fever virus infections. 45.3% of patients tested positive on malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test, 87.7% received antimalarial treatment and 64.3% received antibacterial treatment. DISCUSSION: Chikungunya outbreaks have been reported in the study area in the past, so the high seroprevalence is not surprising. However, scarce evidence exists on dengue transmission in Kinshasa and based on our data, circulation is more important than previously reported. Furthermore, our study shows that the prescription of antibiotics, both antibacterial and antimalarial drugs, is rampant. Studies like this one, elucidating the causes of acute fever, may lead to a more considerate and rigorous use of antibiotics. This will not only stem the ever-increasing problem of antimicrobial resistance, but will-ultimately and hopefully-improve the clinical care of outpatients in low-resource settings. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT02656862.


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Febre de Chikungunya/diagnóstico , Dengue/diagnóstico , Febre/diagnóstico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Febre de Chikungunya/epidemiologia , Febre de Chikungunya/virologia , Vírus Chikungunya/genética , Vírus Chikungunya/isolamento & purificação , Vírus Chikungunya/fisiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , República Democrática do Congo/epidemiologia , Dengue/epidemiologia , Dengue/virologia , Vírus da Dengue/genética , Vírus da Dengue/isolamento & purificação , Vírus da Dengue/fisiologia , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Febre/virologia , Humanos , Malária/diagnóstico , Malária/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pacientes Ambulatoriais/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Res Notes ; 12(1): 469, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366379

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OBJECTIVE: Zika virus (ZIKV) has emerged as an important health problem worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence, geographical distribution and trend of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies against ZIKV between 2009 and 2015 in Mozambique. RESULTS: The median age of participants was 3 years [interquartile range (IQR): 1.0-6.0 years)] and 56.5% (480/850) of them were male. Of the 850 samples, 42 (4.9%) were positive for IgM antibodies against ZIKV. Positive samples were found in 9 provinces of the country. Frequency of IgM antibodies against ZIKV was slightly higher in patients aged 5-9 years old, and in the north region of the country.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Febre/epidemiologia , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Infecção por Zika virus/epidemiologia , Zika virus/imunologia , Adolescente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Febre/diagnóstico , Febre/imunologia , Febre/virologia , Humanos , Incidência , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Moçambique/epidemiologia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infecção por Zika virus/diagnóstico , Infecção por Zika virus/imunologia , Infecção por Zika virus/virologia
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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 31(4): 257-260, ago. 2019. tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-182767

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Objetivos: Analizar las características de las teleconsultas y triajes telefónicos pediátricos atendidos por CatSalut Respon y describir su impacto sobre la actitud y la decisión final de los padres-usuarios de acudir o no a urgencias. Método: Estudio observacional transversal. Durante la teleconsulta los pacientes se clasificaron según los niveles del sistema español de triaje. Aquellos que fueron derivados a urgencias se volvieron a clasificar en el hospital, y se compararon los niveles de triaje. Posteriormente, se realizó una llamada de verificación. Se recogieron variables sociodemográficas y clínicas. Resultados: Se analizaron 370 teleconsultas, fundamentalmente no urgentes (n = 300; 81%). Un 20,3% (n = 75) fueron derivadas a urgencias. La fiebre (p = 0,002) y las dudas de medicación (p < 0,001) fueron motivos significativos de teleconsulta no urgente. Casi un 46% de los casos con niveles de gravedad altos en el triaje de la llamada también fueron clasificados con niveles de gravedad altos en el triaje posterior realizado en el servicio de urgencias hospitalario, mostrando una concordancia moderada. Más del 50% de los padres tenían intención de acudir a urgencias antes de la teleconsulta y un 46% cambiaron de actitud tras realizar esta llamada. Conclusiones: Fiebre y dudas de medicación fueron motivos estadísticamente significativos de teleconsulta no urgente. La consulta telefónica produjo un cambio de actitud en casi la mitad de los padres


Objectives: To analyze the characteristics of remote telephone consultations (televisits) and triage of pediatric emergencies attended by the 24-hour emergency service of Catalonia (CatSalut Respon), and to describe the impact of televisits on callers' decisions about whether or not to come to the emergency department and their opinion of the call service. Methods: Observational cross-sectional study. During the call, cases were classified according the Spanish and Andorran triage system. Patients who were sent to the hospital underwent triage again, and the 2 assigned triage levels were compared. The families were later called to check data and ask their opinion of the service. Sociodemographic and clinical data related to the cases were recorded. Results: A total of 370 televisits were made. Most cases (300, 81%) were not emergencies. Seventy-five callers (20.3%) were advised to go to an emergency department. Fever (P = .002) and questions about medication (P < .001) were the problems significantly associated with nonurgent cases. Nearly 46% of the cases classified as serious during telephone triage were also considered serious when the child was brought to the emergency department. The rate of agreement between the 2 triage levels was moderate. Over half the parents stated they had intended to go to the hospital before calling the service; 46% changed their mind based on the call. Conclusions: Fever and questions about medication were significantly associated with televisits for nonurgent cases. Nearly half the parents changed their mind about going to the emergency department after a televisit


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Humanos , Criança , Adolescente , Triagem/métodos , Consulta Remota/instrumentação , Medicina de Emergência Pediátrica/métodos , Triagem/estatística & dados numéricos , Consulta Remota/métodos , Consulta Remota/estatística & dados numéricos , Medicina de Emergência Pediátrica/estatística & dados numéricos , Febre/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Consulta Remota/classificação
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Pediatrics ; 144(2)2019 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31345996

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BACKGROUND: Infants ≤28 days of age with fever are frequently hospitalized while undergoing infectious evaluation. We assessed differences in rates of serious bacterial infection (SBI; bacteremia, bacterial meningitis, urinary tract infection) and invasive bacterial infection (IBI; bacteremia, bacterial meningitis) among the following neonates: (1) febrile at presentation (FP), (2) afebrile with history of fever without subsequent fever during hospitalization, and (3) afebrile with history of fever with subsequent fever during hospitalization. METHODS: We performed a single-center retrospective study of neonates evaluated for SBI during emergency department evaluation between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2017. Patients were categorized into FP, afebrile with no subsequent fever (ANF), and afebrile with subsequent fever (ASF) groups. We compared rates of SBI and IBI between groups using logistic regression and assessed time to fever development using time-to-event analysis. RESULTS: Of 931 neonates, 278 (29.9%) were in the ANF group, 93 (10.0%) were in the ASF group, and 560 (60.2%) were in the FP group. Odds of SBI in neonates ANF were 0.42 (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.23-0.79) compared with infants FP, although differences in IBI were not statistically significant (0.52, 95% CI 0.19-1.51). In infants ASF, median time to fever was 5.6 hours (interquartile range, 3.1-11.4). Infants ASF had higher odds of SBI compared to infants FP (odds ratio 1.93, 95% CI 1.07-3.50). CONCLUSIONS: Neonates with history of fever who remain afebrile during hospitalization may have lower odds for SBI and be candidates for early discharge after an observation period.


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Infecções Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Infecções Bacterianas/epidemiologia , Febre/diagnóstico , Febre/epidemiologia , Bacteriemia/diagnóstico , Bacteriemia/epidemiologia , Bacteriemia/terapia , Infecções Bacterianas/terapia , Bacteriúria/diagnóstico , Bacteriúria/epidemiologia , Bacteriúria/terapia , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Febre/terapia , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Meningites Bacterianas/diagnóstico , Meningites Bacterianas/epidemiologia , Meningites Bacterianas/terapia , Alta do Paciente/tendências , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infecções Urinárias/diagnóstico , Infecções Urinárias/epidemiologia , Infecções Urinárias/terapia
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BMC Public Health ; 19(1): 958, 2019 Jul 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319834

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BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is the world's fastest spreading mosquito borne viral infection. It is prevalent throughout both subtropical and tropical region, and affects over 128 countries. Dengue virus (DENV) infection poses a serious global public health challenge to three billion people, resulting in approximately 200 million cases of morbidity and 50,000 cases of mortality annually. In Cameroon like in most sub-Saharan African countries, DENV infection occur concurrently with other infectious diseases whose symptoms often overlap, rendering differential diagnosis challenging. This study aims at determining the frequency of acute dengue among febrile children under 15 years attending hospitals in some areas of Cameroon. METHODS: A total of 961 children under the age of 15 were recruited in a cross-sectional study using systematic sampling technique and by selecting each subject out of the three. The study was conducted in 10 public health centers in Cameroon. Demographic data and risk factors of the subjects were obtained using well-structured questionnaires. Dengue virus NS1 antigen, IgM and IgG were analysed using a Tell me fast® Combo Dengue NS1-IgG/IgM Rapid Test. An in-house ELISA test for dengue specific IgM antibody was equally performed for confirmation. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed using Graph pad version 6.0. RESULTS: A prevalence of 6.14% acute dengue virus infection was observed among children with febrile illness with a significant difference (p = 0.0488) between males (4.7%) and females (7.7%). In addition, children who reportedly were unprotected from vectors, showed a comparatively higher prevalence of the disease seropositivity than those practicing protective measures. CONCLUSION: DENV infection therefore is an important cause of fever among children in Cameroon. Thus, there is a need to include differential screening for DENV infections as a tool in the management of fever in children in the country.


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Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial/estatística & dados numéricos , Vírus da Dengue , Dengue/epidemiologia , Febre/epidemiologia , Pediatria/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Anticorpos Antivirais/análise , Anticorpos Antivirais/imunologia , Camarões/epidemiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Estudos Transversais , Dengue/virologia , Vírus da Dengue/imunologia , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Febre/virologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina M/análise , Imunoglobulina M/imunologia , Masculino , Prevalência , Fatores de Risco
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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 19, 2019.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31312335

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Varicella is a viral disease whose cause is poorly known in Burkina Faso. The aim of this study is to describe varicella features in the department of infectious diseases at the Yalgado Ouedraogo University Hospital. We here report a series of 19 cases of patients hospitalized between the 1stJanuary 2005 and 31st December 2014. The study included all patients with complete and workable medical records who received a positive diagnosis of varicella. The rate of varicella was 6.2%, accounting for 14.6% of febrile rash. It had been more common in 2011, from January to March. The average age was 19 years and half of the patients were aged between 6 and 30 years. Comorbidities were dominated by HIV infection and herpes. Clinically, fever and pruritus were the typical symptoms and vesicles were the most common type of eruption. On admission, the main complications included pulmonary, hematological and cutaneous complications. The median duration of hospitalization was 5 days, ranging between 0 and 13 days. The main treatments were based on antiviral drugs in 9 cases, antipyretic drugs in 19 cases, topic drugs in 17 cases and antihistamines in 11 cases. Out of 19 cases of varicella, 14 were cured and 2 died, including 1 adult out of 10 and 1 child out of 9. Varicella is usually a benign disease. It can be fatal in adults and children with severe complications.


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Varicela/epidemiologia , Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Hospitalização/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Burkina Faso , Varicela/complicações , Varicela/mortalidade , Criança , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Febre/etiologia , Hospitais Universitários , Humanos , Tempo de Internação , Masculino , Prurido/epidemiologia , Prurido/etiologia , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 13(7): e0007539, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31314752

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Typhoid fever is endemic across sub-Saharan Africa. However, estimates of the burden of typhoid are undermined by insufficient blood volumes and lack of sensitivity of blood culture. Here, we aimed to address this limitation by exploiting pre-enrichment culture followed by PCR, alongside routine blood culture to improve typhoid case detection. We carried out a prospective diagnostic cohort study and enrolled children (aged 0-4 years) with non-specific febrile disease admitted to a tertiary hospital in Blantyre, Malawi from August 2014 to July 2016. Blood was collected for culture (BC) and real-time PCR after a pre-enrichment culture in tryptone soy broth and ox-bile. DNA was subjected to PCR for invA (Pan-Salmonella), staG (S. Typhi), and fliC (S. Typhimurium) genes. A positive PCR was defined as invA plus either staG or fliC (CT<29). IgM and IgG ELISA against four S. Typhi antigens was also performed. In total, 643 children (median age 1.3 years) with nonspecific febrile disease were enrolled; 31 (4.8%) were BC positive for Salmonella (n = 13 S. Typhi, n = 16 S. Typhimurium, and n = 2 S. Enteritidis). Pre-enrichment culture of blood followed by PCR identified a further 8 S. Typhi and 15 S. Typhimurium positive children. IgM and IgG titres to the S. Typhi antigen STY1498 (haemolysin) were significantly higher in children that were PCR positive but blood culture negative compared to febrile children with all other non-typhoid illnesses. The addition of pre-enrichment culture and PCR increased the case ascertainment of invasive Salmonella disease in children by 62-94%. These data support recent burden estimates that highlight the insensitivity of blood cultures and support the targeting of pre-school children for typhoid vaccine prevention in Africa. Blood culture with real-time PCR following pre-enrichment should be used to further refine estimates of vaccine effectiveness in typhoid vaccine trials.


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Carga Bacteriana , Efeitos Psicossociais da Doença , Febre/microbiologia , Febre Tifoide/epidemiologia , Antígenos de Bactérias/genética , Hemocultura , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Febre/epidemiologia , Hospitalização , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Malaui/epidemiologia , Masculino , Estudos Prospectivos , Salmonella typhi/genética , Febre Tifoide/sangue , Febre Tifoide/diagnóstico
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31315166

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This report summarises Australian passive surveillance data for adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) for 2017 reported to the Therapeutic Goods Administration and describes reporting trends over the 18-year period 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2017. There were 3,878 AEFI records for vaccines administered in 2017; an annual AEFI reporting rate of 15.8 per 100,000 population. There was a 12% increase in the overall AEFI reporting rate in 2017 compared with 2016. This increase in reported adverse events in 2017 compared to the previous year was likely due to the introduction of the zoster vaccine (Zostavax®) provided free for people aged 70­79 years under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) and also the state- and territory-based meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccination programs. AEFI reporting rates for most other individual vaccines in 2017 were similar to 2016. The most commonly reported reactions were injection site reaction (34%), pyrexia (17%), rash (15%), vomiting (8%) and pain (7%). The majority of AEFI reports (88%) described non-serious events. Two deaths were reported that were determined to have a causal relationship with vaccination; they occurred in immunocompromised people contraindicated to receive the vaccines.


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Doenças do Sistema Imunitário/epidemiologia , Vacinação/efeitos adversos , Vacinas/efeitos adversos , Adolescente , Adulto , Sistemas de Notificação de Reações Adversas a Medicamentos , Idoso , Austrália/epidemiologia , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Exantema/induzido quimicamente , Exantema/epidemiologia , Feminino , Febre/induzido quimicamente , Febre/epidemiologia , Vacina contra Herpes Zoster , Humanos , Programas de Imunização , Lactente , Reação no Local da Injeção/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Dor/induzido quimicamente , Dor/epidemiologia , Vigilância da População , Vacinação/normas , Vacinação/estatística & dados numéricos , Vacinas/administração & dosagem , Vômito/induzido quimicamente , Vômito/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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BMC Public Health ; 19(1): 942, 2019 Jul 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31307433

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BACKGROUND: Childhood morbidities are a major cause of mortality of children in the developing countries particularly in Ethiopia. Regardless of the noticeable improvement in the reduction of under-five death in Ethiopia, childhood diarrhea and fever are still the leading cause of death. In Ethiopia, the burden of child mortality is alarming and calls for determined efforts in combating such health problems. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the risk factors for childhood morbidity specifically for diarrhea and fever. METHODS: To gain insight into children's health issues, the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey data were used. Among the marginal models, alternating logistic regression that is an extension of the generalized estimating equation model was used to investigate the risk factors of childhood morbidity explicitly for diarrhea and fever. RESULTS: The results show that the child's sex, child's age, anemia level, husband education level, mother's work status, mother's marital status, breastfeeding status and region are all chosen significant risk factors related with childhood diarrhea disease and fever disease. CONCLUSION: The study indicated that male children, 0-11 months aged children, 12-23 months aged children, anemic children, husband with a lower education, mothers paid employment, non-breastfed children, regions of Amhara, Afar, Dire Dawa, Benishangul, Gambela, Oromia, SNNPR, Somali and Tigray were significantly associated with higher odds of morbidity in Ethiopia. Therefore, there is a need for children morbidity interventions intended to improve child health outcomes in the country.


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Diarreia/epidemiologia , Febre/epidemiologia , Pré-Escolar , Etiópia/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Morbidade , Fatores de Risco
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